Fiji Renewable Energy Power Project

Project Summary

Koro Islands Biofuel Mill. Credit: Sheryl Ho/UNDP

This Fiji Renewable Energy Power Project (FREPP) focuses on the removal of barriers (policy, regulatory, market, finance, and technical) to the wide-scale use of RE resources for grid-connected power generation in Fiji. It is in line with the GEF-4 Strategic Program 3 on promoting market approaches for the supply of renewable electricity in utility scale grid-based power systems; and Strategic Program 4, on promoting sustainable energy production from biomass and modern uses of biomass. The proposed project consists of 4 main components, each addressing specific categories of barriers, and these are: (1) Energy Policy & Regulatory Frameworks; (2) RE Resource Assessments and RE-based Project Assessments; (3) RE-based Power Generation Demonstrations; and, (4) RE Institutional Strengthening. FREPP is expected to facilitate investments in RE-based power generation in Fiji, which will not only support the socio-economic development of the country, make use of the country’s RE resources and reduced GHG emissions.

What we hope to accomplish

The goal of FREPP is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from Fiji’s power sector. This will be accomplished by replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy resources such as biomass. The objective of the project is the removal of barriers to the widespread and cost effective of grid-based renewable energy supply via commercially viable renewable energy technologies. The following are the expected outcomes from the FREPP:

  • Facilitation of investments on energy projects particularly on RE and biomass based power generation;
  • Technical feasibility of harnessing RE resources are ascertained and made widely known;
  • Markets for specific renewable energy technologies are supported; and
  • Renewable energy developments integrated into National Energy Plan towards 100% electrification of Fiji.

Who Finances it?

Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Government of Fiji
Total Budget: US$975,000

Project Delivery US$

2012 $23,202
2013 $9,368